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Career Day at the Max Planck Institute for Physics

When planning their careers, many PhD students as well as postdocs take into account career paths outside academia. At the Career Day, which will take place on April 7, 2017 at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP), young physicists have the opportunity to network with companies from different industries and learn about interesting career options.

Not all scientists have the chance to enter an academic career path, many decide to start a career in industry instead. "In order to make well-informed decisions and plan their career paths ahead, it is important for young researchers to explore their career options", says Tanja Geib, doctoral student at the MPP and one of the organizers.

For companies, this applicant group is interesting for more than one reason. They may benefit from well-trained young people, experienced in solving multi-layered problems. Furthermore, many scientists have excellent programming skills.

The Career Day is meant to bring together companies and young physicists and present new career options. The organizers are looking forward to welcoming 12 companies in industries as medical engineering, consulting and finance. The Career Day addresses young scientists at the Max Planck Institutes for Physics, Astrophysics, Extraterrestrial Physics and Quantum Optics. The organizers expect more than 100 participants.

The Career Day is organized by MPP's PhD representatives.